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Swaddle On, Toddlers! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby’s First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

This post about soft muslin swaddle blankets was brought to you by Zutano, who provided a sample product to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest based on my experience with the product.

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I got some funny looks recently when I let out a serious squeal over a new set of swaddle blankets.

“She’s a year old! What are you going to do with swaddlers?” a friend asked.

Oh, silly, silly friend. What WON’T we do with swaddlers is the real question! Now, I love swaddlers as a rule, but I have to say that the biggest squee came when I found out that Zutano prints are now available on aden + anais swaddle blankets (in their Just for Aden line) – a partnership that ranks up there with chocolate and peanut butter in brilliance. Since I brought Miss Plum home in Zutano owls, they have a special place in my heart and I’m delighted to have them on some snuggly blankies now!

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

Especially because they match her big girl Zutano clothes. See – the owls are back again! :) I think we’re going to see a LOT of Zutano around here this spring. Their kids’ clothing is just so vibrant, yet the colors never fade in the wash. Playful personality and comfortable construction put Zutano on our short list of absolute favorite sources for baby clothes!

But beyond the prints, aden + anais muslin swaddle blankets have become a well-loved must-have around our house, and I have a feeling they always will be. Burrito baby days may be over (and I sure do miss them!) but now we all use our swaddlers, and you’ll rarely find us without one nearby for a multitude of reasons.

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

Just today, my baby girl and I spent a good twenty minutes engaged in a rousing game of peekaboo under a swaddle blanket. Eliciting baby giggles is by far the best pastime I can think of. Could you resist peekabooing this face?

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

Swaddle blankets also make an ideal nursing cover. They’re light, airy and breathable, so if you like to cover, you can do so comfortably even in the heat of summer.

Just toss it over your shoulder. It’s way better than throwing a heavy blanket over baby’s head!

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

And many of the available prints can be used as a scarf or headwrap for Mommy, so you can keep one with you as part of your outfit! It’s all about streamlining and making things easier, Mom, and one less accessory is one less thing to think about.

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

Swaddle blankets also make a superb picnic blanket, both for real and pretend picnics.

Or tea parties, of course.

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

And then there’s the never ending list of other uses for swaddle blankets, like building a fort, swaddling a doll, wrapping a gift, packing a lunch, making a light curtain, covering a table, shielding a baby in a stroller, and so on, and so on…

But, of course, no list of swaddle blanket uses would be complete without the most important use of all: snuggles! You’re never too big to appreciate the soft, comfy snuggliness that is aden + anais muslin, and I’m proof. I sleep with mine almost every night!

Swaddle On, Toddler! Uses for Swaddle Blankets after Baby's First Birthday @adenandanais @Zutano

Did you swaddle your baby? Did you find other uses for your swaddle blankets?





  1. Those blankies look so good! I bet the texture of the material is soft and safe for babies.
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  2. Even though my kids are older they still like to swaddle with the blanket.. I think its a comforting thing..

  3. Wow, I never thought there could be so many uses. Yay for recycling : )

  4. I love using the swaddle blankets in the summer time because they are so airy and light.
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  5. You’re giving me baby cravings! I did swaddle all my kids, but they didn’t have such cute blankets then.
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  6. That looks really comfy … talk about happy babies right? :)

  7. I wish I could get swaddled! So comfy! LOL
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  8. No, I didn’t swaddle. It’s not common practice in Finland or in Ecuador. Actually, this is the first time I have heard the word. But is sure sounds a lovely thing to do with the baby.

  9. I love the owls on that! What a cute swaddle blanket!
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  10. your baby is tooooooo cute ….. he made the blankets look more beautiful
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  11. Such cute blankets!!! And talk about baby fever, lol 😉
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  12. Looks like babies love the swaddle blankets from the soft and comfy feel.
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  13. Aww so cute and it looks really comfy too – perfect for the babies.
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  14. Aww, I miss that stage where you can still get away buying new swaddle blankets. So cute prints.
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  15. Sherrie C. says:

    The Owl blanket is adorable! I have a 5 month old grandson who could use more muslin blankets and your right, there are so many other things they can be used for as your child grows. Thanks for the reminder :)

  16. I hope there are swaddle products in the Philippines this is not only good for babies but also as gifts for your friends who have babies too.
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  17. I love those prints! They are adorable. I have a one year old now too, but we can always snuggle together under these.
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